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New company formation

Jafza offers several formation types that enable investors to establish their company to suit individual requirements. Every company formation requires a leased facility. Jafza offers an extensive portfolio of products that align with the company’s activities and the nature of operations.

Process steps

A. Expression of interest

The investor can express interest in company formation and leasing by registering an inquiry on the following channels:

  • Online – using the Jafza Contact us page
  • Over the phone: UAE: 800 – JAFZA(52392); International: +971 4 445 3270
  • In person at our Jafza Sales Centre at Jafza 15 (Map Directions)

B. Submission of online application

The investor must complete the online application form received at the registered email address. Every application undergoes an evaluation process for qualification and security screening.

C. Select a suitable facility

  • Jafza Facility (Direct Lease): Once the application is approved, the sales expert offers a suitable facility and invites the investor to a viewing of the available unit.
  • Non-Jafza facility (Sublease): Jafza must issue a No Objection letter to sublease a facility. This allows an Investor (Sublessee) to lease space at another existing company’s premise (Sublessor).
    • Sublease agreements must originate as a request to Jafza from the Sublessor.

D. Company Incorporation and Key Handover

The Customer receives the keys/access to the facility and the incorporation documents. The Customer will receive access to the Dubai Trade Customer Portal to access all Jafza services.

Documents required

If you are registering a company for the first time at Jafza, the following documents are required.

Required for all company formation types

  • Know Your Customer-Ultimate Beneficiary Owner Form (KYC-UBO)
  • Valid Passport Copy
    • Shareholder/s, Director, Manager, Secretary, and Power of Attorney (with UAE Residence Visa page, if Resident of UAE).
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Sponsor
    • specimen template available in Jafza Investor Guide
    • If Shareholders / Directors / Manager / Secretary are UAE Residents, then a No Objection Letter is required for the sponsor along with a Trade License Copy and Passport of the Sponsor.

Apart from the documents listed here, the following additional documents are required based on the company formation type:

  1. Copy of UAE license (if the parent company is in the UAE); or Original Certificate of Incorporation or Good Standing (notarised and attested) if the parent is outside the UAE.
  2. Original Memorandum and Articles of Association (returned after verification).
  3. Company Board Resolution (specimen template) calling for the Establishment of a Branch
  4. company in Jafza and guaranteeing full financial commitment.
  5. Power of Attorney (POA) – specimen template available in Jafza Investor Guide (notarised and attested).
  6. Specimen Signatures (available in Jafza Investor Guide) of Appointed Manager & > Power of Attorney (POA) Holder (can be attested in Jafza).
  1. Shareholder/Directors Resolutions (notarised and attested, specimen template – for FZE – Non Individual and for FZCO) calling for:
    • Establishment of the Company in Jafza
    • Details of Shares and Share Capital (if more than 1 shareholder)
    • Appointment of Director/s, Secretary, Manager
    • Appointment of Legal Representative (if any)
    • Power of Attorney (POA)
  2. Memorandum & Articles of Association of the Company (specimen template for FZCO and for FZE, can be attested in Jafza)
  3. Specimen Signatures (specimen template available in Jafza Investor Guide) of Appointed Director/s, Manager, Secretary, Legal Representative & Power of Attorney (POA) Holder (can be attested in Jafza)
  4. Non-Individual shareholder additional requirements:
    • Original Certificates of Incorporation or Original Certificates of Good Standing of Company (notarised and attested).
    • Memorandum and Articles of Association (notarised and attested).
  • Plot Facilities: Project Summary and Business Plan (specimen template available in Jafza Investor Guide)
  • Subleased facilities: Sublease Area and Commercial Agreement between parties

Licensing fees

License Fees (AED) Groups Activities Additional Activity Fees
Trading 5,000 One 7 (up to 17) AED 500 per additional activity
8,500 Two 12 (up to 17)
Industrial 5,000 One 7 (up to 17)
8,500 Two 12 (up to 17)
National Industries 5,500 One 7 (up to 17)
9,000 Two 12 (up to 17)
Service 5,000
General Trading 15,000
Logistics 15,000
Holding 30,000

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